PAST TALKS

This is not a complete set of past talks but where the information is available they have been listed below

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - MYTHS AND REALITIES
MARK BUNTING

September 4 2019

To celebrate Battle of Britain month, Mark Bunting gave us an absorbing talk on the Myths and Realities of the Battle of Britain

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ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS
JOHN SHERE

October 2 2019

In October 2019 John Shere gave a fascinating talk on the history of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC).  The ROC Orlit B observation post is located on the edge of framland on the outskirts of Buckden.   A short description of the Post is on page 64 of the book, Buckden A Huntingdonshire Village.


At the start of 2021 it was awarded listed building status.  The ROC Orlit B Visual Observation Post is now registered with Historical England and a link to their site can be found below.

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100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE R34 AIRSHIP'S TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT
TERRY HAYWARD

December 4 2019

Terry's absorbing talk described the first double crossing of the Atlantic on 2 July 1919.  Please press below to read his notes
Permission has been requested from the History Press to use the image of the R34, above.
https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/the-r34-airship/

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D-DAY DECEPTION - OPERATION OVERLORD'S BODYGUARD OF LIES
MARK BUNTING

May 1 2018

In May 2018 our scheduled speaker let us down. At very short notice Mark put together the amazing story behind Operation FORTITUDE South and how it helped the main D_Day invasion shape history

Image opensource from https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2012/10/26/02/44/war-63137__340.jpg

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